Curtains Gold Coast
Nook & Sill Interiors bring spaces to life by collaborating with Interior Designers, Architects, Builders and Developers.
Nook & Sill Interiors specialise in Window Furnishings.
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Art Selection & Procurement
Cellular Shade Installation
History of curtains
Curtains have been used as window coverings for thousands of years, with evidence of their use dating back to ancient civilizations such as Egypt, Greece, and Rome. The earliest curtains were made of animal hides or woven reeds and were used primarily to keep out the sun and dust.
In medieval Europe, curtains became more elaborate, with luxurious fabrics such as silk, brocade, and velvet being used to create elaborate draperies and tapestries. These curtains were often highly decorative, featuring intricate embroidery and beading, and were a sign of wealth and social status.
During the Renaissance period, curtains continued to be a popular form of window covering, with elaborate designs and patterns becoming even more common. In addition, the introduction of glass windows in the 16th century led to the development of new styles of curtains, including lace and sheer fabrics that allowed light to enter the room while still providing privacy.
In the 19th century, curtains became even more elaborate and ornate, with heavy fabrics and complex patterns being used to create dramatic effects. At the same time, the development of new manufacturing techniques led to the production of mass-produced curtains, making them more affordable and accessible to the middle class.
In the 20th century, curtains became more functional and practical, with the introduction of new materials such as synthetic fabrics and plastics. Curtains were also used as a means of insulation and noise reduction, and were often paired with blinds or shades to provide maximum control over light and privacy.
Today, curtains continue to be a popular form of window covering, with a wide range of styles, fabrics, and designs available to suit any taste or decor. Whether used for their decorative value or as a functional element in the home, curtains remain an important part of interior design and window treatments.